Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sepia Scenes: Railroad Lantern


In posting for Sepia Scenes the last couple of weeks I've posted a train trestle (here) and a train(here). To further carry along the theme this week I've chosen an old railroad lantern given to me by my Dad years ago. He collected them and my Mom still has his collection hanging in the rafters of her garage.
The B&O Railroad

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33 comments:

George said...

What great sepia photos! Thanks for sharing.

Rose said...

Wow, this is a nice one!

dot said...

Good job on the photo Carletta! That's a really nice old lantern.

Dr.John said...

When I was growing up we had some of those lanterns in the cow barn.

judi said...

Aaaw... Nice memories. It's nice that your mom kept them and you have your own special one. looks good. I like the crocheted doily to.

Mojo said...

That is SO cool! Those must be pretty prized items in your family I'd think.
Thanks for sharing (one of) them.

Ralph said...

The sepia leaves a nice authentic look to these lanterns. An honest look, it highlights the imperfect metal finish. This is great, as these lamps aren't restored to perfection, but have a weathered look...like all they did was their job well...Nice!

Leora said...

I love how you have it rested on a doily. Along with the sepia, gives it that classic look.

ramblingwoods.com said...

I was just scrolling down to see what I had missed. I love the ice in your WW post. It has been a very cold winter...Oh..and I like the sepia photos too. You found interesting things to photograph, I stick to the nature..Guess it's time to branch out...Michelle..

Mary said...

Cool! I love old stuff like that and in sepia it looks perfect!

Linda said...

Cool. My husbands Dad worked for the railroad and had some of those lanterns. When he passed we looked for some but found none - he must of gave them all away. Looks great in the sepia tones.

napaboaniya said...

Treasures from the past bringing memories when they're viewed :)

Gattina said...

Looks very nice in sepia !

Pietro said...

What a fine and unusual collection! And the railroad lantern is a perfect choice for Sepia Scenes.

Robin said...

Very cool lantern, and a great choice for sepia. I really like that it's got a family history too.

Old Wom Tigley said...

This lamp takes me back to my childhood... there was railway tracks behind our house, when I train came we would listen for a certain whisle being blown.... if we looked out at night my uncle who road in the guards van at the back of the train would be waving a similar lantern..that was the signel for my dad and older brothers to check the track. My uncle would have throw hugh chucks of coal from the train... I guess in the 1960's these were very welcome. Thanks for the memories this post as given me.

Tom
Wiggers World

fishing guy said...

Carletta: What a neat look the old latern in sepia.

ilanadavita said...

Great choice for this meme. Nice shots!

splummer said...

Hi!
Great photo! The sepia adds more age to them! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

maryt/theteach said...

Wow, Carletta! The good ol' B & O Railroad! You've got a real antique there that looks great in Sepia! :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Wonderful photos, Carletta. What a good idea to work with a theme!

Shelly said...

What a great treasure, and it's neat that you're staying with the theme.

Mamapippa said...

Great choice of sepia !

Jientje said...

That's perfect for a sepia!! I love the old lantern!

juliana said...

great lantern. sepia suits it well

Dianne said...

I love the rough lantern on the delicate lace

Annie said...

Oh wow! Look at that lantern. What a treasure! Great images.

Annie said...

p.s. I'd love to see a photo of your mom's garage ceiling.

Julie said...

That turned out nice in sepia.

PJ said...

I'm late posting this week, I got my days mixed up. It doesn't get any better than this for a sepia scene. It's the real deal.

Raven said...

I love these photos. What a wonderful treasure to have from your father... and how beautifully and lovingly photographed. The sepia really suits the subject too.

Patti said...

Neat old railroad lantern. Something old like this really works well with sepia tones.

That is an interesting item to collect!

Janice Thomson said...

Love the tones you used for these....beautiful processing Carletta!